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Chiefs news for May 30, 2023

 

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Today in Chiefs’ history, John Alt was born on this date in 1962

 

Today in Non-Chiefs’ history, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431;  Columbus left Spain on his 3rd Voyage in 1498;  DeSoto landed in what would become Florida in 1539 (and was immediately pronounced as being “too woke”);  Andrew Jackson killed Charles Dickinson in a duel in 1806;  the Brooklyn  Bridge opened in 1883, causing a stampede that killed 12 (you would’ve thought it was a soccer game);  the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated by US Chief Justice William Howard Taft in 1922;  and Walter Johnson records 110th and final shutout of his Baseball HOF career, the most in MLB history in 1927

 

And now, on to the news, beginning with the Deandre Hopkins Rumor Mill du Jour stuff … enjoy!

 

 

Will DeAndre Hopkins upgrade one of Bengals’ biggest rivals? | Bengals Wire

Will DeAndre Hopkins upgrade one of Bengals’ biggest rivals?

It sure sounds like another big-name wide receiver could be joining the AFC North or some of the most direct competition for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2023.

The Arizona Cardinals reportedly intend to release DeAndre Hopkins and it didn’t take long for Bengals rivals to come up in speculation and buzz.

Despite seemingly being strapped for cap space, the Kansas City Chiefs have come up in Hopkins buzz. That’s a chilling thought for opposing defenses considering Patrick Mahomes’ wideout group already boasts Kadarius Toney and others.

Cardinals reportedly were unhappy that DeAndre Hopkins sat out last two weeks of 2023 PFT via yahoo!sports

https://sports.yahoo.com/cardinals-reportedly-were-unhappy-deandre-001643168.html

As the Cardinals hand high-end receiver DeAndre Hopkins to any other team without compensation, some fans might not understand why the Cardinals would do that. Thus, it’s helpful to have a reason for terminating the contract — even if the reason is only surfacing for the first time now.

Kyle Odegard, who previously worked for the team, reports that Hopkins “upset some in the Cardinals organization by sitting out the final two games of the 2022 season even though he was healthy,” and that it might have been “a sticky situation if he remained with the team until the trade deadline.”

Trio of former Sooners OL among the highest graded in the NFL over the last two seasons | Sooners Wire

Trio of former Sooners OL among the highest graded in the NFL over the last two seasons

The Oklahoma Sooners have had an incredible run putting offensive linemen in the NFL over the last two decades.

Over the last two years, three Sooners have been the highest-graded at their position. Trent Williams (LT), Creed Humphrey (C), and Lane Johnson (RT) are the highest-graded players at their positions, according to Pro Football Focus.

Chiefs Check-in: Memorial Day marks milestone in the Chiefs’ offseason | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs Check-in: Memorial Day marks milestone in the Chiefs’ offseason

The Kansas City Chiefs have nearly made it to the end of May, which means they’re at the halfway point of the offseason.

Experts hand out grades for Chiefs’ 2023 offseason | Chiefs Wire

Experts hand out grades for Chiefs’ 2023 offseason

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of Phase 3 of the offseason program.

While Brett Veach’s work to compose a roster for the 2023 NFL season is hardly complete, the front office has assembled their initial 90-man roster. They’ve made additions at the top of the roster all the way down to the bottom, featuring some new faces who will help the team defend their Super Bowl title in 2023.

 

 

 

Chiefs free agents still available on the open market | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs free agents still available on the open market

The Kansas City Chiefs had two dozen players hit free agency back in March. Typically, they’ve either re-signed or lost most of those players to other clubs at this point of the offseason. Shockingly, there are a few players who still remain free agents — all on the defensive side of the ball.

 

 

 

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says Rashee Rice has a ‘veteran-type mindset’ | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says Rashee Rice has a ‘veteran-type mindset’

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes happened to work out with Rashee Rice ahead of the 2023 NFL draft by sheer chance. Now, just a few months later, Mahomes is already seeing some growth from his newest wide receiver.

Speaking on his impressions of him from what he saw in Texas, Mahomes spoke mainly on his route running and how his mindset in that regard is more like that of a veteran than a rookie.

 

 

 

Chiefs’ offensive tackle situation might not be set in stone | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs’ offensive tackle situation might not be set in stone

When the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LT Donovan Smith, it cast doubt over everything fans had been told about the plan at offensive tackle this offseason.

Ever since the team signed former Jacksonville Jaguars RT Jawaan Taylor at the onset of free agency, they’d been peddling the plan to move Taylor to the left side. That plan seemingly changed after the draft when the team added Smith, with Andy Reid saying it’d allow the Chiefs to leave Taylor at right tackle.

 

 

 

Why new Chiefs free-agent signing believes he’ll have a bounce-back season in 2023 | Kansas City Star via yahoo!sports

https://sports.yahoo.com/why-chiefs-free-agent-signing-110000618.html

Kansas City Chiefs new left tackle Donovan Smith should’ve had a front-row seat for teammate Patrick Mahomes completing all sorts of high-difficulty passes during Wednesday’s OTAs practice at the team facility.

Smith, though, said he didn’t have time to enjoy any of that.

 

 

 

The tricky business of building winning rosters around franchise QBs | ABC 30 News (Fresno, CA)

https://abc30.com/sports/the-tricky-business-of-building-winning-rosters-around-franchise-qbs/13314613/

Mahomes and Kansas City agreed to an eye-popping $503 million deal after he led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl in 2020. The extension spans 10 years — an unusual contract length by NFL standards.

“Some people, they might say he is underpaid,” Carthon said about Mahomes, who averages $45 million per season. “But you know, he has it figured out and it’s cap-friendly and allows them to keep their guys and keep signing guys.”

 

 

 

… not to mention the NHL Finals are set (in ice) with the Florida Panthers and the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup Trophy

Golden Knights reach 2nd Stanley Cup Final after Game 6 win over Stars | AP News

https://apnews.com/article/nhl-playoffs-stars-golden-knights-stanley-cup-2adf0a7abdec48c5941ab4c8f8792d1f

William Karlsson, William Carrier and Jonathan Marchessault are finally getting another chance in the Stanley Cup Final, after the first one that came so quick for the Vegas Golden Knights.

They are going back after making sure they didn’t need another game against the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Final.

Karlsson scored two goals and had an assist while Carrier and Marchessault also scored for the Knights in a 6-0 rout Monday night over the Stars, who had extended the West final to six games after losing the first three.

 

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Slayer0810
05/30/2023 11:53 am

That’s a chilling thought for opposing defenses considering Patrick Mahomes’ wideout group already boasts Kadarius Toney and others.

Another side effect to having the best QB in the game is that it seems like people are overrating our WRs. Kelce is a great pass catcher, but we don’t have a true #1 guy like when we had Hill. Toney might be good, but we’ve seen little that would make us think we can count on it (I’m hopeful, but still). It’s just interesting that we get talked about like we have the Bengals WR corps of Chase/Higgins/Boyd instead of our group of average guys. Mahomes sure makes those guys look good.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Slayer0810
05/30/2023 1:30 pm

Lots of “HOF” receivers from the Pats with Brady, Colts/Donkeys with Manning, and Packers with Rodgers.

zulu trader
05/30/2023 10:58 am

Chiefs Heiress Gracie Hunt Stuns Fans With Gorgeous Memorial Day-Inspired Bikini On The Beach

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probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 4:48 pm

Like this little brat knows anything about sacrifice. Not to mention just how superficial this is. Everything is just so amazing. Please.

zulu trader
05/30/2023 10:50 am

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zulu trader
05/30/2023 10:38 am
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 11:03 am

Cardinals reportedly were unhappy that DeAndre Hopkins sat out last two weeks of 2023

. . . it’s helpful to have a reason for terminating the contract — even if the reason is only surfacing for the first time now.

Kyle Odegard, who previously worked for the team, reports that Hopkins “upset some in the Cardinals organization by sitting out the final two games of the 2022 season even though he was healthy,” and that it might have been “a sticky situation if he remained with the team until the trade deadline.”

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 11:05 am
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
05/30/2023 12:15 pm

I might will post it again in evening OT

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zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 12:20 pm

anyway, I can’t help it if your MH is a jumbled mess

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 12:23 pm

and too bad you just didn’t comment on the thread and make a football remark to spark some conversation about football

zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
05/30/2023 1:14 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words

cotton_don
05/30/2023 9:49 am

What would you think if Veach announced a post-June1 trade of MVS? I did not think of that until recently but the more I do think about it, the more I’m considering it. It would open up things for the young WRs a lot and free up $9million with minimal dead cap – $2million in both this year and next. I mean, I like MVS fine but I think the WR room might be better without him. With the depth we have it might be the ultimate “addition by subtraction” move. And I would still be a ‘no’ for Hopkins.

Warpath
Warpath
05/30/2023 8:33 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

rip58
Reply to  Warpath
05/30/2023 8:48 am

Even on Tuesdays ….

Nasrani
Reply to  Warpath
05/30/2023 8:50 am

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3rdnlong
05/30/2023 8:27 am

Hey guys –

How do you embed a picture? I want to show what J. J. Birden said about my tribute poem to him.

rip58
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/30/2023 8:36 am

That’s awesome… I want to see as well…
Pompano or Nova could probably help you out..

rip58
Reply to  rip58
05/30/2023 8:49 am

Checked his tweeter, hoping to see it there, no luck

Nasrani
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/30/2023 8:52 am

I’m not sure how to do it from the Tweeter, but from most any other source:

Right-click on whatever image you wish to embed, and click “Copy image link.” This should give you the URL.
Come here to AG and click “Paste,” and if it ends in .jpg/.jpeg, .png, .bmp (?), or .gif, the photo should embed on the site.
Unfortunately WEBP is completely useless as a file format, since it isn’t able to embed anywhere or open with photo editing software without converting it first.

3rdnlong
Reply to  Nasrani
05/30/2023 9:57 am

Hey guys – So, I figured a way to do it. Basically meant making a new tweet, then following the procedure listed above. But here it is too!

rip58
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/30/2023 10:04 am

Still waiting to see poem… but very cool

zulu trader
Reply to  rip58
05/30/2023 10:41 am

it’s a FanPost on the front page

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rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
05/30/2023 11:12 am

Ya, I’m dumb , not sure why I didn’t think of that…. 🤓

3rdnlong
Reply to  rip58
05/30/2023 12:29 pm

Also, don’t know if you’ve seen it, but I also have my 2nd book of poems out covering last season. Also a fanpage.

https://arrowheadguys.com/book-of-chiefs-poems-songs-2022-23-season-bring-the-ring/

rip58
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/30/2023 12:53 pm

No damn it …. Thanks 3rd….

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/30/2023 7:29 am

19 years have passed.
Pat Tillman Foundation, Narrated by Kevin Costner

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/30/2023 7:30 am

The Tragic Story of Pat Tillman

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/rGi-QOiTzE8

ChiefDog
05/30/2023 5:47 am

Happy Tuesday Coffee
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Tyrone
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/30/2023 6:45 am

Hnnnng

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